in the Treatment of Cancer
(Combination Therapy with Sodium Bicarbonate)
By Mark Sircus Ac, OMD
Antioxidants are considered to be anti-aging compounds because
they can prevent oxidative damage that can lead to cancers, heart
disease and neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
What you are about to read is an exciting piece of medicine and is an
example of Natural Allopathic Medicine. Many of my naturopathic colleagues and certainly many patients have come to believe that allopathic
medicine does not treat disease; certainly it has not found the cure for any
serious chronic illness. Etymologically speaking, allopathy means "allo" or
other, and "pathos" or suffering and it does seem that the main point of
allopathic medicine is to cause suffering. Iatrogenic death and disease
mirror a great disturbance inside the heart and spirit of allopathy, which
has adopted the use of "sub-lethal dosages of poisonous substances." Most
pharmaceutical drugs are potent mitochondrial poisons.
Though allopathic medicine is killing hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and millions of people around the world every year, deep within the heart of western medicine is a wisdom and power that is deliberately stymied by medical authorities and the pharmaceutical companies that stand behind them. Inside the emergency room and
intensive care wards, where many believe some of the most accurate medicine is practiced, are common but extraordinarily safe and effective substances that save lives everyday. Interesting no one has thought to harness these medical super weapons against chronic disease or cancer.
What you are going to read is a bridge between evidence based rational medical science, courageous medical work, and pure naturopathic medicine that has been around for many thousands of years. Inside this document/chapter is also a protocol for cancer, a cancer cure that cost nothing to find.
Beyond our wildest expectations we have found a food(s), the perfect medicine(s), which one can consume while undergoing cancer treatment that is delicious to the point of being practically orgasmic to the taste buds. It is the perfect antioxidant and stands at the head of a list of antioxidant fruits that the FDA does not want you to know about. Imagine eating the best gourmet ice cream in the world as one of the principle medicines you take and you will begin to understand, at least on a feeling level, what I am about to reveal.
Dr. Tullio Simoncini has made a great discovery that cancer tumors can be dissolved using one of the most basic of all emergency room and intensive care medicines, which is also the most common of all kitchen substances, sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate offers us an opportunity to quickly change the pH of tissues and this offers a logical and safe approach to cancer/kill off of fungus and yeast infections. During treatment with bicarbonate a high level of carbohydrates are needed.
The most ancient healing methods also come into play in this work because fruit fasting with high antioxidant berries is like the yellow brick road in the Land of Oz. It’s the royal road to insure recovery from the most daunting cancers and disease. Many have used fasting to recover from a wide variety of disease though in our modern world most people find fasting more than difficult. Also using fasting alone is problematic for doctors and healers. Survival Medicine gets around these problems with the use of concentrated nutritional substances/emergency room medicines like magnesium chloride, iodine, sodium bicarbonate with the addition of
Alpha Lipoic Acid combined with the heavy use of special antioxidant
fruits that make fasting easy and more dynamically medicinal.
Certain varieties of fruit are excceptional medicines,
far superior than pharmacutical drugs for the cure,
mitigation, treatment and prevention of disease.
Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries
are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent and even reverse
serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcers. A U.S.
study is the first to show the cancer-fighting potential of pterostilbene - one
of the antioxidants in blueberries. It is found in the pigment that gives
blueberries their color; the darker the berry, the higher the concentration of
Antioxidants attach themselves to toxins,
effectively removing them from the body.
"The natural plant compounds in Wild Blueberries may be powerful
allies in the fight against oxidative stress and inflammation, which can
lead to cancer, heart disease as well as several other chronic health
problems. While we still need in vivo work to test how much of these
compounds get into the body and how they work, we do know that the
potential benefit could be great," said Dr. Mary Ann Lila from the
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University
of Illinois. According to Dr. Lila, her current research focused on the effect
of proanthocyanidin fractions on human prostate cancer cells and mice
liver cancer cell lines. "The results were very positive, adding evidence to a
growing body of work coming out of our lab investigating Wild Blueberry
fractions and their cancer-fighting properties at all stages - initiation,
promotion and proliferation."
Antioxidants are intimately involved in the
prevention of cellular damage -- the common
pathway for cancer, aging, and a variety of diseases.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin are isolating and purifying the
compounds in jaboticaba that are responsible for its antioxidant activity and dark purple color. Similar compounds are known to have positive
biological effects in cranberries, grapes and other related species—
including anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities.
Berries contain a variety of phytochemicals and
antioxidants -- many of these are what give the plants
their color but they also add a sense of flavor to the berries.
A new depside, jaboticabin, together with 17 known compounds were
isolated from the fruit of jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora). These
compounds significantly inhibited chemokine interleukin (IL)-8 production ibefore and after cigarette smoke treatment of cells.Jaboticaba is a slow-
growing bush native to southern Brazil. It provides a purple-black fruit
with a tough skin and a translucent flesh that is similar in texture to a grape.
The fruit is on average about 2.5 cm in diameter with a delicious, sweet,
slightly aromatic grape-like flavour. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh and
can be made into jellies, jams and wine. In winemaking the external skin
contributes to the deep red colour. The fruit contains compounds similar to
those known to have positive biological effects in cranberries, grapes and
other related species, including anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and the
Anthocyanins are members of a class of nearly universal,
water-soluble, terrestrial plant pigments that can be
classified chemically as both flavonoid and phenolic.
The edible fruits of 12 plants were screened for antioxidant activity nine
of which exhibited high antioxidant capacity. Cyanidin-3-O-β-
glucopyranoside, an anthocyanin antioxidant, was identified from semi-
purified aqueous fractions of the tropical fruit star apple, Surinam cherry, ii Recent research findings concluded that specific and jaboticaba.
compounds in Wild Blueberries called proanthocyanidins or condensed iiitannins may be effective inhibitors of the promotion stage of cancer.
Additionally, the research indicated that the same compounds might have
antiadhesion properties that could play a role in preventing urinary tract
Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage
caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage
may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals
and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause.
Antioxidant vitamins play crucial, beneficial roles in the prevention of
disease, aging, and the battle against free radicals.
Selenium is a mineral, not an antioxidant nutrient.
However, it is a component of antioxidant enzymes.
The first large randomized trial on antioxidants and cancer risk was the
Chinese Cancer Prevention Study, published in 1993. This trial
investigated the effect of a combination of beta-carotene, vitamin E, and
selenium on cancer in healthy Chinese men and women at high risk for
gastric cancer. The study showed a combination of beta-carotene, vitamin
E, and selenium significantly reduced incidence of both gastric cancer and iv cancer overall.
Antioxidants are important in terms of their ability to protect against
oxidative cell damage that can lead to conditions like Alzheimer's, cancer
and heart disease - conditions also linked with chronic inflammation. The
key of course though is to be eating these berries in their raw, whole fruit
form rather than trying to eat processed berries or drink fruit drinks made
from berries. In order to get the healing phytonutrients, you must get the
berries in the freshest form possible -- that means ideally no processed
berries, just raw berries, right off the bush or straight from the grocery
A half-cup of blueberries every day may be a preventative v measure to consider for preventing Urinary Tract Infections.
Plants are pharmaceutical factories, but unlike human-built
pharmaceutical factories, when edible plants create healing phytochemicals
they are precisely the compounds that your body needs to be healthy, and
they are available without the negative side effects that are frequently associated with prescription drugs. Compared to other fruit sources,
berries offer the highest content of antioxidants and phytochemicals for
fighting disease. Berries are also rich in many vitamins and minerals,
including calcium, magnesium and zinc -- minerals that are frequently
deficient in the diets of most Americans.
Pterostilbene, an antioxidant found in blueberries, has shown promise as
a putative protective agent against colon cancer in animals, according
researchers from Rutgers University and the US Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Bandaru Reddy from Rutgers said, ―This study underscores the need to
include more berries in the diet, especially blueberries,‖ says Reddy,
―Although the blueberry compound won’t cure colon cancer, it represents
a potential new and attractive strategy for preventing the disease
Pterostilbene from grapes can be used to fight cancer and combat
diabetes, according to US scientists. US Department of Agriculture
researcher Dr. Agnes Rimando and her colleagues have identified vipterostilbene in grapes. Pterostilbene, resembles resveratrol, another
antioxidant identified in grapes and red wine that has previously been
linked with cancer prevention, but pterostilbene also displays antidiabetic
properties. "Pterostilbene itself is not a new compound, it's been known in
the scientific literature for some time, but in our studies we have
discovered new activity as a potential cancer-preventive agent for the first
time," says Dr. Rimando.
Pterostilbene prevented a type of cell damage that is normally
induced by cancer-causing agents. Moreover, earlier studies had
revealed that pterostilbene is toxic to human breast cancer cells.
Pterostilbene can also lower blood glucose and may be a potent
antidiabetic agent. In at least one study, plasma glucose levels in rats with
high blood sugar could be reduced by 42%, which is comparable with
another antidiabetic agent, metformin. "My study is saying that there's
another compound in grapes with equal cancer-fighting power as
resveratrol, but which has antidiabetic properties as well," says Rimando.
"The compound has always been in grapes, but no one has paid much
attention to it."
Chemically, pterostilbene and resveratrol are phytoalexins. Plants seem
to produce these compounds when they are exposed to ultraviolet light,
certain chemical and physicals stresses, and fungal infection.
Pterostilbene is about 60 to 100 times stronger an antifungal agent than
resveratrol, which farmers may be able to exploit in a natural product
fungicide in the future. Dark-skinned grapes (such as red and blue-black)
are likely to contain the most pterostilbene, while green grapes (white
grapes) probably contain less, Rimando says.
The pterostilbene molecule.
Blueberries are strong in terms of antioxidant content: they are high in
flavonoids and are known to help protect against prostate cancer, urinary
tract infections and cataracts. They are also known to protect against brain
damage from strokes and heart disease. Cranberries are perhaps best
known for preventing urinary tract infections, but they have also been
shown to prevent breast cancer and reduce stomach ulcers. Cranberries can also be used to help decrease LDL cholesterol levels. Strawberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They are known to fight heart disease and provide a number of vitamins and minerals that support overall human health. Raspberries are known for their ability to fight cancer thanks to the phytochemical content and abundant supply of vitamins and minerals.
The primary site of free radical damage is the DNA found in the mitochondria. Mitochondria are small membrane-enclosed regions of a cell which produce the chemicals a cell uses for energy. Mitochondria are the "energy factory" of the cell. Every cell contains an enormous set of molecules called DNA which provide chemical instructions for a cell to function. This DNA is found in the nucleus of the cell, which serves as the "command center" of the cell, as well as in the mitochondria. The cell automatically fixes much of the damage done to nuclear DNA. However, the DNA in the mitochondria cannot be readily fixed.
Free radicals lead to random biological damage, they lead to deterioration of cell membrances, to disruption of the mitocondria, to the over decline of the biological environment. The collective total of free radicals can be imagined as a fire that can flash out of control through the body, they can literally burn down the house. The heavy metals act as sparks igniting the fire that burns through our defenses.
Heavy metals multiply free radicals chain reactions by a
factor of thousands to millions of times. This is why it is
so important to remove toxic metals through chelation.
Cell membranes are made of unsaturated lipids. The unsaturated lipid molecules of cell membranes are particularly susceptible to this damaging free radicals process and readily contribute to the uncontrolled chain
reaction. Oxidative damage, another name for the chemical reaction that
free radicals cause, can lead to a breakdown or even hardening of lipids,
which makeup all cell walls. If the cell wall is hardened (lipid peroxidation)
then it becomes impossible for the cell to properly get its nutrients.
The more toxic metals in your body,
the higher the free radical activity.
Free radicals are highly reactive compounds.
Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are created in the body
during normal metabolic functions or introduced from the environment.
Free radicals are inherently unstable, since they contain ―extra‖ energy. To
reduce their energy load, free radicals react with certain chemicals in the
body, and in the process, interfere with the cells’ ability to function
normally. Antioxidants work in several ways: they may reduce the energy
of the free radical, stop the free radical from forming in the first place, or
interrupt an oxidizing chain reaction to minimize the damage caused by viifree radicals.
A "free radical" is any atom or molecule which has an "unpaired electron"
in the outer ring. An "unpaired electron" will also always mean that
there is an odd number since "pairing" of electrons goes by 2s.
Free radicals are tremendously volatile molecules. When they are in the
company of oxygen, they merge haphazardly with unsaturated fats to form
peroxides. These peroxides cause grave, irreversible destruction to cells
and the protective membrane linings that surround them. Once an atom has
fewer electrons, with a negative electrical charge, than protons, with a
positive electrical charge, this atom now has more positive electrical
charge than negative electrical charge - we therefore say that this atom is,
itself, positively charged. Because it is positively charged it attracts any
available electron, with its negative charge. Opposites attract.
Antioxidants block the process of oxidation by neutralizing free radicals.
In doing so, the antioxidants themselves become oxidized. That is
why there is a constant need to replenish our antioxidant resources.
Molecules with incomplete electron shells which make them
more chemically reactive than those with complete electron shells.
Oxygen, although essential to life, is the source of the potentially
damaging free radicals. Free radicals are also found in the environment.
Environmental sources of free radicals include exposure to ionizing
radiation (from industry, sun exposure, cosmic rays, and medical X-rays),
ozone and nitrous oxide (primarily from automobile exhaust), heavy metals
(such as mercury, cadmium, and lead), cigarette smoke (both active and
passive), alcohol, unsaturated fat, and other chemicals and compounds
from food, water, and air.